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Somebody Claimed That My YouTube Video Was Theirs

So I logged into one of my YouTube channels that I use specifically for video gaming and when I clicked on the “account” link, there was a notice on my page that said “You have videos that may contain content that is owned by someone else. Please review these videos.”

I clicked on the link and it turned out that it’s only one of many of my videos. It’s a video of me playing Resident Evil 5 on the Xbox 360.

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VH1 Must Have Had an Impact On YouTube

YouTube Annotation
If you’ve ever watched VH1, you’ve likely seen those shows where there are pop-ups that show while a music video is being played. They usually contain funny or interesting facts about the artist or band. Well, it looks like YouTube would like you to have the opportunity to create your own videos like that, by adding video annotations functionality. This will let you add text bubbles to anywhere you want within the video which can show up at the desired time of your choosing.

If you want to set this up on one of your own videos, just log in to your YouTube account, choose a video and select the “Edit Annotations” button. You’ll be able to select from three different options which are speech bubbles, notes, and highlights. So head on over and make your videos more interesting.

Google Video Sitemap Introduced

If you own your own site, you’ve likely had the great fortune of keeping a sitemap.xml up to date. Well, now you have the great fortune of keeping a video sitemap up-to-date. Sorry for the sarcasm, it’s just been a tedious process for me in the past, especially when I come from an SEO agency in which I had to manage more than 70 clients at a time.

A video sitemap is actually a great idea.

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Google Maps Gets Even Better

Google has been making so many great updates to their services, it’s hard to keep up, but of course, they’ve done it again. The service of interest this time is Google Maps.

Google has now added some new functionality to their already awesome app, Google Maps. If you do a search, you may find the results showing Google Book search results, photos from Panaramio (if they have been geo-tagged), and even videos from YouTube. I’ve also noticed photos being pulled from credit.net which is owned by InfoUSA, so if you don’t already have a listing with InfoUSA, which you should, I definitely recommend you do that right away.

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